Stigma

 
[Podcast][LISTEN] This mom became a sex worker and her daughter is fine with it
[Podcast][LISTEN] This mom became a sex worker and her daughter is fine with it
Sex work is selling a service, not your body, says Mariska Majoor. There's nothing sinister about it.
“An African man like me depressed?” Why representation matters in the movies
“An African man like me depressed?” Why representation matters in the movies
Muttering to herself, a dishevelled woman stirs the contents of a pot cooking on an open fire. 
End the stigma of mental illness
End the stigma of mental illness
The world faces an epidemic of mental health problems that cuts across borders, economies and cultures, and carries a stigma that leaves people...
Women in Africa least likely to use contraception
Women in Africa least likely to use contraception
Women in Africa are less likely to make use of contraception than anywhere else because of a combination of poor health systems and social stigma,...
How stigma can stymie Nigeria's efforts to extend HIV treatment
How stigma can stymie Nigeria's efforts to extend HIV treatment
More HIV-positive Nigerians could take up antiretroviral treatment if services were provided at government-owned primary health-care centres in the...
#Unmask TB stigma with a selfie
#Unmask TB stigma with a selfie
Five years ago, on Christmas Eve, I was diagnosed with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. I had to spend the festive season in isolation, away from...
The stigma of HIV still kills
The stigma of HIV still kills
The morning sun had risen. The new year was five days old. And then...
HIV: Not one of us can say, 'never me, never mine'
HIV: Not one of us can say, 'never me, never mine'
Anyone can contract HIV, regardless of their income, social status or race. This week we publish the stories of three South African and one...
The boy who lifts Hobeni's spirits
The boy who lifts Hobeni's spirits
Sihle Batiya (13) throws his arms up in the air and sways his body rhythmically from side to side. He gazes upwards in mock reverie, waves his...
Spit twit nips TB shame in the bud
Spit twit nips TB shame in the bud
She sits alone on a bench in a spacious garden. She coughs once. She coughs again. As the cough takes over, her whole body convulses. She coughs so...

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